Singer who scored hit singles like "Nagisa No Sindbad" and "Monster" as one half of the enormously popular Japanese pop duo Pink Lady in the 1970s. She has continued on as a solo artist well into the new millennium with albums like Love Song (2014).
She was raised in Japan's Shizuoka Prefecture, where she was childhood friends with future Pink Lady bandmate Mitsuyo Nemoto.
She gained a cult following in the United States as the co-host of the short-lived variety show Pink Lady.
She married sound designer Tomoji Kuwaki in 2002.
She appeared as a guest star on a Leif Garrett television special in 1979.